USF Health In the News – for the week of August 29, 2011

For the week of August 29, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery


Dr. Hauser discusses DaTscan on WEDU’s Smart Health program


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USF Health’s Klasko: Patients should expect personalized care

Villages Daily Sun

That’s because USF Health experts like its CEO and vice president, Dr. Stephen Klasko, want to work with The Villages and Central Florida Health Alliance to shake up the old way of taking care of patients by bringing innovation to health care that will help improve the quality of residents’ lives.


Alzheimer’s experts praise Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt for her courage and candor

The St. Petersburg Times

Summitt’s resolve to keep coaching “is courageous,” said Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of South Florida.


Alzheimer’s wave will make Florida its ground zero

The Orlando Sentinel (The Bradenton Herald)

Beyond the cost to taxpayers, Alzheimer’s disease is devastating to families, said David Morgan, CEO and director of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of Southern Florida.

Pulling it together

MSN Fox Sports

“Initially, it’s very, very painful,” said Dr. David Leffers, chairman of orthopaedics and sports medicine at USF Health.


Ask the expert: No need to skip breakfast; try these quick, healthy options

The Tampa Tribune

Dr. Edwards is an assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine, and director of the Healthy Weight Clinic at USF Health.


Chocolate milk delivers nutrition but stirs debate

Tampa Tribune (

“But they were physically active.” Denise Edwards, director of USF’s Healthy Weight Clinic, said too much is being made of about the connection…


Amy Winehouse’s death raises concerns about cold-turkey approach to alcohol detox

The St. Petersburg Times

Dr. Ryan Estevez, a University of South Florida addiction specialist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, has shepherded thousands of substance abuse patients through detox.


Groups Turn the Heat Up on OSHA

EHS Today

Dr. Thomas Bernard, professor and chair of environmental and occupational health at the University of South Florida and a leading expert on heat stress in workers


The right way to start school year


Board of Hillsborough County, Fla., a pediatrician and a professor of pediatrics, public health and psychiatry at the University of South Florida.



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